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Franz Krueger-Follower "Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia", miniature, ca. 1845 1450 EUR
Franz Krueger-Follower "Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia", miniature, ca. 1845
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Franz Krueger (1797 Grossbadegast - 1857 Berlin), called "Horse-Krueger", studied at the Berlin Academy for a short time from 1812 and continued his education as an autodidact. He extensively studied thoroughbred horses at the royal stables. Prince August of Prussia and Count Neidhardt of Gneisenau helped him to acquire high patrons, who let portray themselves on horseback and with retinue. Krueger soon rose to the most noted militarian and portrait painter of Berlin. He painted portraits of the members of the Prussian royal family, of various court persons, of Prussian high society. In 1825 Friedrich Wilhelm III granted him the title of "Royal Professor". At the same time he became a full member of the Academy of Arts. Krueger's fame led him to numerous professional trips. In 1839-1840 he worked at the court of King of Hannover, in 1854 at the court of Grand Duke of Mecklenburg. The artist repeatedly travelled to St.Petersburg to paint on commission of Tsar Nikolai I (in 1836, 1845, 1847, 1850/51). From 1840 on he was the favourite painter of the next Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV and his retinue.
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Condition: good; glass with several dot-like scratches
Creation Year: ca 1845
Measurements: UNFRAMED:3,4x3,4cm/1,3x1,3in FRAMED: 9,9x9,5cm/3,9x3,7in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Franz Krueger
Creator Dates: 1797 Grossbadegast-1857 Berlin
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